on the rangers in that division. in the fifth, derek norris, singling to right. josh donaldson in. brandon moss, in behind him. and it's 2-1, oakland. we go to the sixth. same score, two outs. jonny gomes, gone. hadn't had a hit in his last three games. a timely way to break that slump. it's 3-1. gomes has 18 bombs on the season. top nine. it's grant balfour on to shut the door on nelson cruz. he does. and it's 3-1. and tied after 161 games in the west. they'll finish that up tonight. >>> in the central, reds and red birds. pick things up in the sixth. jay bruce, back through the box. joey votto will would score. reds go up 2-1. st. louis just needs a win to get the second wild card. in the eighth, though, allen craig, that's not going to do it. 4-6-3 double-play to end it. and the reds, proving to be spoilers. 3-1, over st. louis. >>> it's up to the dodgers. they have to win. if they lose, st. louis is in. sergio romo gets ellis to fly out to end it. and l.a.'s season, matt kemp despondent for a reason. los angeles, done. >>> a.l. east doubleheader on espn and espn2 tonight at 7:00 eastern. i'